Ferry Transfer to Sainte Marguerite Island from Nice

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Activity provider: Trans Cote D'Azur

Ferry Transfer to Sainte Marguerite Island from Nice

Activity provider: Trans Cote D'Azur

From US$ 52.54 per person

Catch the ferry to Sainte Marguerite Island from Nice, and spend the day in a scenic landscape where nature and culture are in harmony. Be captivated by the fragrance of pine and eucalyptus trees, and make use of the island’s leisure activities.

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  • Transfer by ferry from Nice to the Île Sainte-Marguerite
  • See the crystal clear waters of the French Riviera
  • Walk under the shade of pine and eucalyptus trees
  • Discover the fortress prison where the "Man in the Iron Mask" was incarcerated
  • Follow the marked trails of a botanical tour
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Explore Sainte Marguerite Island with a round-trip ferry transfer from Nice. Choose from multiple departure dates to suit your own schedule. Located about a half-mile off shore from the French Riviera town of Cannes, the le Sainte-Marguerite is famous for its fortress prison (Fort Royal) in which the so-called “Man in the Iron Mask” was held in the 17th century. The ferries depart every day at 09:00 and return at 18:00, with a crossing time of around 1 hour. Once on the island, you can follow the marked trails that take you on a botanical and historical tour. Stroll by the Batéguier pond to see numerous species of migratory birds. Go to Point de la Convention to find unique plant species. Continue to the Fort Royal and explore the mysteries of the masked man. Pay a visit to the Maritime Museum sheltered within a fortified enclosure. Get an insight into the area's history and see items recovered from ancient Roman and Saracen shipwrecks. Schedule:  09:00: Departure from Nice 10:00 – 18:00: Stop on Sainte-Marguerite 19:00: Arrival in Nice
  • Roundtrip ferry transfer from Nice to Sainte Marguerite Island

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    •  Please arrive at the ticket office with your voucher at least 30 minutes before departure
    •  From 24 May to 03 July crossings are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. From 5 July through 31 August, they are every day except Mondays. From 1 September until 2 October, they are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
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    Nice trip. Small breakfast is served on the boat. Lovely forest, unfortunately, they seem to be cutting down quite a lot of trees. The area to go to the water was much better than on mainland Nice (Not too deep close to the shore, not too many stones). However, it was also rather noisy due to the many boats close to the shore.

    March 26, 2023

    Great for a relaxing walk and beach adventure. Bring enough food, water and snacks with you. Restaurant are at the beginning of the eiland. I had a small beach alone for myself for 2 hours. This was the best day of my holiday. Clean and very queit eiland (I went on a thursday at the end of may) with lots of beautiful spots to be discocer.

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    March 26, 2023

    Ferry sympathique, personnel vraiment excellent, l’île est magnifique, eau transparente superbe pour la plongée masque tuba, vous pourrez y admirer les poissons et la végétation sous-marine, prévoir juste pique-nique pour vous éviter de devoir traverser l’île entière pour manger des sandwiches de très mauvaise qualité à des prix exorbitants, il y a aussi un bon restaurant qui parait excellent mais pas pour tous les budgets. Soyez prévoyant afin d’aller aux toilettes avant de traverser l’île car aucun autre endroit pour les envies pressantes. Par ailleurs, prévoir le papier toilettes et du gel hydroalcoolique. La propreté des WC n’est pas au rendez-vous.

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    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 65358